Tennessee picks up commitment No. 5

Recruiting Analyst InsideTennessee
Posted Jun 15, 2010


Derek Dooley picked up his second commitment of the day here Tuesday, when Georgia native Brian Randolph chose to be a Tennessee Volunteer. Go "Inside" to watch video of the newest Vol and see what Randolph said about his decision.

Derek Dooley picked up his second commitment of the day here Tuesday, when Georgia native Brian Randolph chose to be a Tennessee Volunteer.

Tennessee has been on one Georgia prospect's mind for some time now.

According to the newest Volunteer, Brian Randolph of Marietta, Ga., Tennessee just felt right.

The three-star safety became Derek Dooley’s No. 5 commitment Tuesday afternoon; it appears that decision had been coming for a while.

“Tennessee has been my top school for a while,” Randolph told InsideTennessee.com. “The Vols have been my team for a while now. I sat down with my parents to make sure I was making the right decision. It just feels right. Tennessee feels like home to me.”

Randolph is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety who has 4.48 40 speed.

Randolph was ready to make his decision public.

“It feels good to make the announcement and get this behind me,” Randolph said. “It feels good, feels like the right thing to do.”

Randolph is obviously impressed with Dooley and his new coaching staff.

“They really seem to care about their players in a lot of different ways,” Randolph said. “Dooley is very organized and seems to know what he is doing. I think he is going to do great things at Tennessee.”

Location also factored into the standout defender’s decision.

“It’s close enough to home, but also far enough away from home at the same time,” Randolph explained. “It’s the perfect situation for me.”

Apparently Dooley was excited about Randolph’s decision.

“He was very excited,” Randolph said. “He told me he was glad I was a part of something that he was building and that I was going to be a part of the best football program in the country.”

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